This week we look back to 1976, when the home economics and vocational agriculture departments provided students with practical experiences.
For the first time in school history, the WHS Charger received All-State distinction from the Kansas Scholastic Press Association for its news publication. Publications are judged on their body of work throughout the year, including coverage, reporting, visuals, design and leadership. KSPA describes an All-Kansas publication as one that demonstrates a solid understanding of the news publication and its purpose, features well-written copy, attractive design and storytelling photography, and that is obviously produced to serve readers.
Senior Grace Spellman uses her glue gun on a model for competition at the Fort Hays State Technology Fair. She received a Blue Ribbon, Rosette and Certificate for Best in Class. “It’s a model of the house that my family hopes to build some day. I had floor plans that I used to create a... Continue Reading →
Some of the technology might look different, but back in 1995, vocational classes were just as important to students as they are now. The 1995 Charger yearbook highlighted mechanics, computer drafting and woods classes, as well as FFA. The Colophon describes the production of the 1995 yearbook. The book sold to students for $20.
WHS added three new elective classes to this year’s schedule, Earth and Space Science, Business Law and Intro to Computer Science.
Advanced CAD Model, the result of more than 900 hours of student work, places first at tech fair
After a long year of hard work, a 1/25th model of the WHS main building constructed by advanced CAD students traveled to to the Fort Hays Tech Fair where it claimed best senior project as well as the prized Dennis McKee award for best multi-student project.
Seniors Luke Barber, Sean Dugger, Dillon Spellman and Kinsey Stuewe decided that they would work on a project together for their final year. The project began as a model of the city of Alma.